Thursday, 25 February 2016

This and That !


Hello dear bloggy friends , hope you are all well , time is whizzing past as always and life is very busy but i am the happiest i have ever been , i love my life , my home and my children are my world and at nearly 20 , 17 and 9 they are growing up so fast i can hardly believe it and i have been blessed to have them as my own
My business is going so well too and i feel i am at the stage now that i could take someone on to help me as i simply just don't have the time to make all the lines i want to , i forever feel i'm on catch up which is of course fabulous that i am busy but i'm just not sure where to take it now
In a lot of ways i am happy just how it is, plodding on at my own pace but it's that nagging feeling that i could do so much more if i had someone to help me so i am at a cross roads and not sure which road i am going to take

I am loving the new Cath Kidston range this season and have treated myself to many things already ,the fabrics are very popular and i am loving all the designs


The cushions and buntings i make are always popular in Cath Kidston fabrics .
I am on Instagram a lot these days which i love and of course pinterest and i used to spend a lot of time looking through blogs all these are a big source of inspiration for me but again it is down to time and fitting everything in.
I also love this time of year and all the spring flowers and bulbs that are appearing
We just have a yard at the back which is a fairly good size and a bit of grass but this is enough for me , i have lots of pots and it's a very low maintenance garden which suits me ,the weather has been sunny and bright the last few days and the days are lengthening which i love so i am itching to get outside and pot up some plants for the warmer weather and the thought of bbqs and warm summer evenings are joyous to me , the winters always seem so  long .I however love all the seasons and by the end of summer i am ready for Autumn and the dark nights and snuggly evenings cuddled into soft blankets by the fire
well its late and lots to do tomorow so my bed is calling , thank you for popping by to see me and thank you always for your lovely comments
much love
Francine xxx

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Its been a while !

Well hello dear bloggy friends , again it has been a while and i hope to find you all fine and dandy
We are all settled into our new home and my work space is a snug corner in my bedroom which suits very nicely with all my sewing bits and bobs





 


The months have been flying past and christmas is so near now i really cant believe how quickly it has come round again, a few christmasy things have been appearing here and there


My little shop has been busy and lots of orders keeping me busy especially this time of year , here are a few things i have been working on 











I have been enjoying making these patchy stockings and lots of patchy quilts too


 and some homey pics to finish off



well thank you always for popping by and for your comments ,if you want to pop by my shops the links are
much love Francine x


Sunday, 28 June 2015

Hello lovely bloggy friends it really has been a while , my little blog has been very neglected of late and so much happens that its hard to remember it all to tell you but i hope to find you all fine and dandy
Our big news at the moment is that we are moving yet again , we have got the keys to our new home which i am very excited about,our home at present is very cosy but  small and we have definately all outgrown it so we have gone for a lovely spacious 4 bed terraced just around the corner , my love of terraced houses stems from visiting my gran with my family in leeds every sunday when we were growing up , we would always (whatever the weather ) have a walk around roundhay park then back to my grans for tea ,it was a lovely terraced house with an open fire in the kitchen ,a coal seller and an attic , i did love that house and have very happy memories of it ,so this new house is ideal ,we will all have plenty of space and i will have room to do my work so the next couple of weeks will be spent decorating it all
I really cant wait to have my own space again for my work , up till now i have fitted it in somehow wherever i could which hasn't always been ideal and i have often felt " in the way ", my new bedroom is quite large so this is where my new work space will be which i am very happy about , my gorgeous collection of fabrics will all have a new display home ,my fabric collection has certainly grown since i set out on my working for myself journey ,in fact its now become quite an obsession , i just love fabric and have to buy it if i see something i like ,here are just a few of my favourites, i make a lot of things using cath kidston fabrics which i do like although i much prefer her old prints to the newer ones , but my real love is vintage fabrics , these to me are the best by far and i seriously intent to make myself a patchwork bedspread for my new bedroom as well as many other things 

 I visited the wonderful Festival of vintage in April ,this really is worth a visit , it's my third year of visiting and this year did not dissapoint

 I came home with some lovely treasures again this year



 We have a lovely vintage tearooms in our next town which i took my daughters to recently ,it really is a favourite of mine , the tea rooms is called Dulcie Butterfly in Boston Spa if you ever fancy a trip and everything is for sale so i always come away with something






My other exciting news is i have set up a new website , i sell my things on ebay mostly and etsy but i really wanted to have something that was mine so i have been working hard on that lately adding lots of ready made lines and also scrummy things to have made, here are just a few




If you do fancy a peak the link is www.folksy.com/shops/patchworkandlace , i hope you like it as much as i do

well i think i will end with a bit of cath who has always been an inspiration to me




Much love francine xxxxx